shea butter
noun Date: 1847 a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles

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  • Shea butter — or Shea nut butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree by crushing and boiling. Shea butter is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and an emollient. Shea butter is also edible. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • shea butter — ˈshē , ˈshā noun : a solid grayish, yellowish, or whitish fat obtained from the seeds of the shea tree and used chiefly as a food, in soap, and in candles * * * shea butter 7 [shea butter] [ˈʃiː bʌt …   Useful english dictionary

  • shea butter — shea but|ter [ˈʃi: bʌtə, ˈʃeı US tər] n [U] a type of oil from an African nut that is used in ↑moisturizers to make your skin less dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shea butter — noun A slightly yellowish or ivory colored natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree by crushing and boiling, widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and an emollient, as a cooking oil in West Africa, and sometimes used in the chocolate …   Wiktionary

  • shea butter — n. white fat extracted from the seeds of teh shea tree used inmanufacture of soaps and candles, karite butter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shea butter — a solid, greenish, yellowish, or whitish fat derived from the seeds of the shea tree, used for food and in the manufacture of soaps and candles. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • shea butter — noun a fatty substance obtained from the nuts of the shea tree, used in cosmetic skin preparations, food, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • shea butter tree — or shea variant of shea tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butter — But ter (b[u^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy turon; either fr. boy s ox, cow + turo s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butter boat — Butter But ter (b[u^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy turon; either fr. boy s ox, cow + turo s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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